Monday, October 20, 2014

Terrific Trendy Sketch - 2 Ways! HSS197

Pin It Now! I was thrilled to be able to work with this lovely sketch at Handstamped Sentiments, courtesy of the talented Elizabeth Price!  Very fun.

I love the offset panel trend.  It lends an unexpected element to the typical rectangular greeting card.
The cut background is a nice way to break up a pattern.  I added gold embossing to an Autumn Wooden Element.  I hugged the tiny package of these when they arrived in my Stampin' Up! order. They are endlessly cute.  Much thinner than the big box craft stores' wood embellishments, so they're much better to use on a card that you're going to send.
I originally created the stamped strip panel at 4" x 5-1/4" out of habit, and realized the sketch called for a shorter one.  So I used the extra to decorate the inside.  
I was so crazy about this sketch, that I made a second card. While cleaning up from the first, I noticed my washi tape stack, and thought it would work great for a quick, clean card.  This was easy!  I cut the angled panel twice, stamped the greeting on the bottom piece, and used the large oval punch on the top panel to make a window.   A little sequin trim and linen thread bow, and it's simple, sweet, and ready to send. 
Head on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration on this fabulous sketch!  I'd love to see what you're inspired to create!

STAMPS:  For All Things, Petite Pairs,Hardwood 
INK: Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Gold Embossing, Early Espresso
PAPER:  Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Gold Sequin Trim, Autumn Wooden Elements, Linen Thread, Gold 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Gold Washi Tape
PUNCHES: Large Oval


  1. OMG! I love this, I am loving all the detail you have on the Fall card, and seriously... that gold version- breath-taking!! Absolutely awesome!!

  2. I love both of these cards so much! Your fall card is stunning and so full of rich colors and textures. And the washi card...gorgeous!!!

  3. Love both of your cards!!! Love the Beautiful Fall colors- great use of making your own dsp!!! Love the special accents!! Great finishing touches!!! Love your use of the washi tape!!! Love the cut out and perfect accents!! Happy Stamping, Diane

  4. Both cards are fabulous! Love how you created the paper with the stamps. Great colors!

  5. Wow! You are super creative! I love both your cards. Your created a very pretty background on your fall card and the washi tape use is genius!! TFS